Wednesday, May 2, 2012

An Excuse for Me to Drink Frappucinos!

If I didn't mention it in my "About Me" section, I L-O-V-E coffee. Starbucks, Biggby (a Michigan-based company), & out of the home coffee pot, doesn't matter!  Since the city I live in, doesn't have a Starbucks in for about 15 miles, I resort to buying their Frappucino's from the gas station.  I know it's not the same as having one in a cup and made in front of me, but it does the trick until the next time I have a craving for a real one.

However, at one point I was drinking a lot of the glass jar ones.  What to do with those cute jars?


One empty Frappucino jar + some Goo Gone (to remove the label)

Add four daisy stems from Michaels.

I used Folk Art Enamels Paint (Frost White) to get the jar white.  Wrapped some dark plum ribbon around the neck to add a different color.

In picture three, I mentioned that I used the Folk Art Enamels Paint.  I did it wayyyy different than it's suggested you use.  I had a brilliant idea of using it on the INSIDE of the jar instead of the outside.  It was a lot more difficult than I expected, but it turned out the way I wanted it.  You can't tell from the pictures, but there are some air bubbles.  The way the light hits it, looks pretty cool.  It's suggested you air dry it for 21 days, I did 14.

The ribbon around the neck was a bit difficult, too.  The stinkin' ribbon wouldn't stay put, so I had to layer up & ended it with a small dab of Tacky Glue.